Remember A Charity Week is an opportunity for charities to come together and encourage more people to consider leaving gifts in Wills, after taking care of family and loved ones. As a member of Remember A Charity, we are taking part in this campaign designed to highlight the importance of making a Will and the value of gifts to charities in order to help future generations.
Throughout this year’s Remember a Charity week, we are asking Cobalt supporters the question, Will You Improve cancer Outcomes for the Future? Last year, over a half of our fundraising income came through gifts in wills, without this vital source of income every year Cobalt would not be the charity that it is today; as we would not be in a position to continue to invest in the latest diagnostic equipment. We are so grateful to all those donors and their families for these special gifts. For our future generations, we want to continue with the vital work that the charity does, and that means being in a position to continually invest in the very latest technology and equipment. It is only by being financially able to do this, that we will be able to improve cancer outcomes for the future.
It's a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to help a charity, but nothing could be further from the truth. After taking care of family and friends, even a small amount can make a big difference. When updating their wills through a recent Cobalt's Make a Will Month, special supporters, Lyn and Ian, decided to include a gift in their will to Cobalt. We decided to leave a gift to Cobalt in our will because we thought "why wouldn't we?". If it goes towards saving even one person's life, it would be worth it. We are so lucky to have such up to date scanning equipment available to us locally that we need to ensure it is there for many years to come.
For a Cobalt supporter, by making the special act of leaving a gift in your will to Cobalt, you will be helping to ensure that we have the ability to continue to be there for everyone who will need to use our services in the future. One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime; a gift in your will could help to ensure more people recover and their families get to spend more precious time with their loved ones. If you are thinking about making or updating your Will, in addition to our annual Make a Will Month scheme, through our Remember a Charity membership Cobalt supporters can have all year round access to an affordable online Will writing service and expert advice through Co-op Will writing services
Gifts in Wills make up over a third of Cobalt's charitable income. Remembering Cobalt in your Will, you will help us to continue to improve health outcomes in years to come.
Grab your Cobalt guide to legacies here.
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